What is syphilis?

Syphilis is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection which causes painless sores on the genital, mouth or rectum. It is not easily diagnosed and can go undetected and so treating it early is important as it can cause serious damage to other organs in the body like the brain and heart. Syphilis can only be transmitted through direct contact with syphilis sores.


Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/stdfact-syphilis.htm

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/syphilis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351756

https://medlineplus.gov/syphilis.html

https://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/syphilis#1

https://www.healthline.com/health/std/syphilis#what-is-syphilis

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